1. Norway introduced Salmon Sushi to the Japanese in the 80s.
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  2. Norway was ranked the world's #1 country in the 2014 Prosperity Index for wealth and well-being.
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  3. Norway has the world's highest gas prices at $10.12 a gallon of premium gas.
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  4. In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin.
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  5. In Norway, stripping counts as an art form for tax purposes.
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  6. All prisoners in Norway have internet in their cells.
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  7. When you get a book published in Norway, the Government will buy a 1000 copies and distribute them to libraries.
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  8. Advertising to children under the age of 12 is illegal in Norway and Sweden.
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  9. Norway's public Universities are free for students from anywhere in the world.
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  10. The monarch of Norway's title is "Norway's King" rather than "King of Norway", signifying that he belongs to the country and not vice versa.
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  11. "Odd"
    and "Even"
    are popular names
    for males in Norway.
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  12. There's a town in Norway called Hell.
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  13. Sweden has run out of trash
    so it's importing garbage from Norway
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  14. 8.2% of people in Norway eat tacos every single Friday.
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  15. The late King Olav V of Norway used public transportation and always paid the tickets.
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  16. Norway was originally called "Nordweg," meaning the "Northern Way."
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  17. King Harald of Norway vowed to remain unmarried for life unless he could marry his true love, the daughter of a cloth merchant. She became the Queen of Norway.
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  18. Norway's NRK TV channel shows include an 8-hour train ride, a 12-hour knitting show, a 12-hour log fire and 18-hours of salmon spawning.
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  19. Sweden and Norway formed a United Kingdom from 1814 to 1905.
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  20. In 2017, Norway became the first country to turn off FM radio and switch completely to digital.
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  21. Norway owns an uninhabited frozen island located halfway between Africa and Antarctica.
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  22. Only 10 police officers
    have been killed
    in Norway
    since WW2.
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  23. It is illegal to spay or neuter your dog in Norway except under very specific circumstances.
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  24. Ikea names sofas, coffee tables and bookshelves after places in Sweden; beds, wardrobes and hall furniture after places in Norway; carpets after places in Denmark and dining tables and chairs after places in Finland.
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  25. In 2008, Norway donated US$1 billion to help save the Amazon rainforest.
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  26. Norway's first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer.
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  27. In Halden, a high-security prison in Norway, every cell has a flatscreen TV, an en-suite shower and fluffy, white towels.
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  28. Norway had a nationwide "butter crisis" in 2011: a single 250 g (8.8 oz) pack of butter would cost about US$50.
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  29. The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia is believed to be the reason why the sky is red in Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream", set in Norway.
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  30. In 1999, Norway granted refuge to a U.S. drug smuggler because the Supreme Court declared that U.S. prisons do not meet "minimum humanitarian standards."
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  31. Norway is ranked as the country least likely to be affected by climate change. Chad is the most vulnerable.
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  32. In Norway , "Texas" is slang for "crazy."
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  33. The U.S. has more people of Norwegian descent than Norway.
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  34. It takes 3 years of higher education to become a police officer in Norway. Graduates get a bachelor's degree in "Police Studies."
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  35. Sami people in Norway castrate reindeers using their teeth.
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  36. In the 13th century, some people in Norway would baptize their children with beer.
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  37. The Elk is the national animal of Norway.
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  38. Norway's coastline is long enough to circle the planet two and a half times.
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  39. In Norway, no one can disguise their earnings, as every citizen's tax returns are made available for everyone else in the country to inspect.
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  40. Norway's maximum prison sentence is 21 years, after it abolished life in prison in 1971.
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  41. Rjukan (Norway) and Viganella (Italy) are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to 6 months every year, so they built gigantic mirrors to reflect daylight downwards.
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  42. Half of all new cars in Norway are electric or hybrid.
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  43. Norwegian passports display the aurora borealis under a UV light.
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  44. Norway's Bouvet Island was discovered in 1739, then lost again for another 69 years.
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  45. Skateboards were banned in Norway between 1978 and 1989.
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  46. In the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen, it is illegal to die.
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  47. In 2011, scientists re-measured Norway's beaches, islands and fjords, adding 11,000 miles to its coastline.
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  48. Norway's Coat of Arms has a lion depicted, although there are no lions in Norway.
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